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by gbleck
Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Low wind area, weekends only, kitesurfing or...?
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: Low wind area, weekends only, kitesurfing or...?

Build a sup. I'm going to entertain my self over the winter by either building a sup or a directional. Yea I know what you are talking about though. I realy realy wish I had tried to learn this back when I was unemployed. My wife would have killed me though and I probly wouldn't have ever found a jo...
by gbleck
Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Win yourself a 10m Nemesis HP and 2009 Best Bar
Replies: 138
Views: 9919

Re: Win yourself a 10m Nemesis HP and 2009 Best Bar

1. C 2. D 3. C 4. D 5. Saw a nemesis 2008 at the beach at Zion up north of Chicago and it looked solid in the air and nice on a wave. Oh and I want to do a down winder from Waukegan to Great Lakes naval base and you have to go through the back stop area of the firing range to get to the beach. Need ...
by gbleck
Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: A Response To Kevin "Ultimate Kiteboarding Dumbass"
Replies: 19
Views: 2320

Re: A Response To Kevin "Ultimate Kiteboarding Dumbass"

So any interest in getting the anchorman some lessons?
by gbleck
Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stop reporting kite accidents/ fatality??
Replies: 72
Views: 6509

Re: Stop reporting kite accidents/ fatality??

First off the press coverage mostly exists when the incident is on tape and published publicly and or filmed by a local news film crew. Forum posts about "Johny noob ebay boy lofted himself in a public park with a 20m C kite." don't make the news. The difference between out sport and most other craz...
by gbleck
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Problems with the Cabrinha IDS System
Replies: 93
Views: 12097

Re: Problems with the Cabrinha IDS SYSTEM

Kevin pointed out a potential problem that all kites using pulleys on the bridles are vulnerable to, that is pulley failure. I thought that Best came up with a great answer to this problem with their little "safety loops". These loops provide "back-up" safety, in case the pulley breaks. I think tha...
by gbleck
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Convert IDS
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Cabrinha Convert IDS

Noticed that a few days ago. If you click on the crossbow ids pic on the bottom of the home page you get the Convert IDS page. Only way to get to that page navigating. Not up any other place or in any of the comparison charts. I'm interested to see when they release it. I figured it was just an erro...

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